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Bakari Sibert

He was just awarded one of the 18 Luce Scholarships for 2020. Read the article


Every Changing – TH Gomillion

Black Artists of DC (BADC), invites all Artists to apply for the “Still We Rise” art exhibition to be exhibited in July, 2020. The deadline for submission is June 14th, 2020. Prospectus and Submission

Message from your Web Site Administrator

Dear Black Artists of DC (BADC) Community during this time as Artists you have to be prepared, aware, and vigilant.  Many will use this crisis to take advantage, so if it seems to good to be true it probably isn’t true.

Many venues have closed, and events are either canceled or postponed as far as through June.  Even exhibitions you are currently in are canceled and in most cases your work is stranded at those venues (I have 9 pieces stranded at a local government venue with no idea when I can get them).  We as Artists must be patient and understanding; remember your art is not worth your life or the life of your loved ones and friends.

BADC will continue to post calls for Artists, however, you as the Artists must be vigilant as many exhibitions are closed or postponed.  If you have applied and been juried into an exhibition or Residency you need to check to make sure it has not been canceled or postponed.  If you have a pick-up date for art already in an exhibition, check to make sure you can still pick up.  If you have shipped work to a exhibition check to see if they will still be sending it back or will it be delayed.

Before you apply for an Artist’s call make sure it is still on, you do not want to waste your hard earned money on an exhibition that has no chance of opening.

All is not lost there are still things you can apply for, such as: Online exhibitions, grants, fellowships, and residencies far enough out likely not to be affected by this crisis.  There are also online competitions where awards are given out.

Remember the first priority is to be safe. 

Thank You, from your Webmaster

List of Arts Resources During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Check all events before attending as they may have been canceled or postponed


BADC’S monthly meeting scheduled for March 15th, 2020 has been CANCELED In order to comply with Mayor’s concern for the spread of the corona virus we have decided to cancel this month’s meeting. We will inform you of our next scheduled meeting.


Deadline extended until April 30th

BADC community please consider applying for this call. BADC has got several requests for artist especially black female artist to apply for this call

NEW! WHY I VOTE; VIEW MORE INFO Video; Organization: Women’s Caucus for Art; Location: Gaithersburg, MD; Opportunity Type: Award/Exhibition; Eligibility: National; Application Deadline: Extended until 4/3/2020; Application Fee: $35 (Reposted 3/27/2020)


Major Breaking BADC News!

A Massive Sculpture of an African American Last Supper, Hidden for Years, Has Been Discovered in Columbia Heights; created by non-other than our own Akili Anderson VIEW MORE INFO

Additional information: Daniel Brooking has supplied the Channel 4 story click on Video to view.

Check out this New Resource for DC Artist

They have a suite of resources including: office space, a podcast studio, a photography studio, education and skill building opportunities, a residency program, and so much more – all to help DC’s creators and entrepreneurs reach their goals. Keep up to date with them via our “Art Sites” page, in our menu “Artist News, Events and Self Help”. VIEW MORE INFO